As three buses full of students departed the Wilf Campus on Oct. 28, the kickoff event of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program was in full-swing for an evening of fine dining and first-class entertainment at Abigael’s.
About 750 seniors from Jewish high schools across the tri-state area flocked to Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights on September 21 for an exciting afternoon of Torah learning that included shiurim (lectures), tefillah (prayer), a multi-media presentation, and musical performances. The student program was held for the first time as a component of the university’s Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lecture Series, given during the High Holiday season by YU faculty who are distinguished Talmudic scholars.
More than a dozen students enrolled in the Mechinah Program of the James Striar School of General Jewish Studies (JSS) joined faculty members and their families as well as student mentors from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) for a weekend retreat at the Homowack Hotel, last week. The getaway, which included Selikhot services Saturday night, was an opportunity for participants to become acquainted in a relaxing Shabbat atmosphere and to prepare for the upcoming High Holidays.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has launched a new program in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies (PJLIS), which will begin in the 2004-2005 academic year.
“I had no idea I could make a living reading books I love,” said Anthony Wexler, a YC senior who was awarded a full scholarship to the English graduate program at The Johns Hopkins University.
Eager to begin her PhD in Near Eastern studies this fall at Princeton University, Bella Tendler hopes to create a mutual understanding between Jews and Muslims and open a dialogue that is not plagued by stereotypes.
Middle East diplomacy in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s defeat and capture and the impact on Israeli-Arab relations will form the backdrop of a Feb. 29 discussion sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.
Yeshiva University honored Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein of Columbus, OH, at a dedication last month for an undergraduate honors program bearing their names. The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program of Yeshiva College was established five years ago through a gift of $8 million from Mr. and Mrs. Schottenstein.